I had quite a lot of things left over for fourth grade from my older son. So, this saved me quite a lot. I still did a lot of customizing though. My fourth-grade son is very strong in math, critical thinking, and reading. He has a lot of trouble with handwriting and dreads creative writing. Well, at least he hates creative writing when it's a school assignment. He will write lots of stories in his free time, so I went with that this year. In the vein of Charlotte Mason, it's fine to leave the things that cause tears until the child is a bit older. This is why we stopped cursive writing after a month. We'll pick that back up again next year.
Most of these books were consumables, so will be recycled. But, I will be selling all the A Beka readers (right side), the Intermediate Language Lessons, Editor in Chief, and Reading Detective.
We are keeping the History of US series to finish it later. But, the Benge biographies are for sale. See which titles are available below.
My son did not like the Memoria Press Christian Studies IV, so that is for sale. Only one lesson has been completed in it.
The Switched-On Schoolhouse Bible 3 is also for sale.
We are keeping the Egermeier's because that book is a gem. I hope to read that to grandchildren some day!
The Benge biographies are for sale. They are excellent. I read those to him so I could hear them too! See them below.
The Rosetta Stone was not a hit. DS found it confusing. It is for sale and includes everything except the headphones and free 3-month online subscription.
Both the art and the health books are for sale. The health book is a consumable, but we did it orally. So, it is still like new.
We just did our annual academic testing that is required under law for the state of Washington. I chose the Terra Nova again this year. I haven't gotten the results back yet. But, I did snoop through the boys' answers. I got a good idea how they did by comparing what they wrote down to what I would have chosen as the answer. I actually had tears in my eyes when I saw that DS got 100% in language mechanics. Do you know what that means? Editor Melinda can someday become Editor Melinda and Son!